Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows 8 Devices, Including Microsoft Surface

Photoshop Express

Adobe has announced that Photoshop Express is now available for Windows 8 devices, including Microsoft Surface. Previously, Photoshop Express had only been available for iOS and Android devices.

Photoshop Express for Windows 8 offers the following capabilities:

  • Make basic photo enhancements such as crop, straighten, rotate, flip, or remove red-eye.
  • Enjoy creative, one-touch filters that provide eye-catching effects — more than 15 to choose from!
  • Let their photos shine with a one-tap correction that adjusts color, contrast, and brightness all at once.
  • Use slider controls to enhance contrast, exposure, and white balance, or let the app auto-correct it for them.
  • Upload their photos to Adobe Revel to sync them across their Windows 8 tablet, iPhone, and computer.

You can download Photoshop Express for Windows 8 here on the Windows Store.

Photoshop Express Beta Gets Update

While Photoshop Express is still in beta, it just picked up a few updates. Adobe AIR has gotten some Photoshop Express action: there’s a now a desktop uploader for Photoshop Express that runs on the Adobe AIR framework that works seamlessly.

Users of Photoshop Express now have the ability to print photos through Shutterfly. While Photoshop Express is still free, Shutterfly sets its own prices for prints.

There have a few changes to the user experience, as well: you can drag and drop photos into Photoshop Express, and resize images with one click.

Photoshop Express isn’t my image editor of choice, but the web application is developing into something very worthwhile.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe has released Photoshop Express in beta to the public. The above video that Scott Kelby placed on YouTube does a good job of explaining what it does and doesn’t do.  Additionally, here’s a brief description from Adobe:

During the public beta period, Adobe will solicit Photoshop Express user feedback on product features and functionality, which will continue to evolve over time. As the newest addition to the Photoshop family line, Photoshop Express has taken much of Adobes best image editing technology and made it simple and accessible to a new online audience. Photoshop Express allows users to store up to 2 gigabytes of images online for free, make edits to their photos, and share them online in creative ways, including downloading and uploading photos from popular social networking sites like Facebook.

Adobe Photoshop Express beta is available now for free via any Web browser at http://www.photoshop.com/express.